Perform duties of harness race starter

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver RGRROP406A, 'Perform duties of harness race starter'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Prepare for race starts.

1. Race fields, distances and start types are confirmed.

2. Past problems with particular horses during race starts are noted.

3. Operation of mobile and other start equipment is confirmed prior to commencement of race meeting.

4. Contingency plans are arranged in case of malfunction in start equipment.

5. Rules of racing relating to starting a race are defined and complied with.

6. Hazards associated with the start of a race are defined and strategies employed that minimise the risk of injury and comply with OHS and racing safe operating procedures .

7. Race meeting protocols and instructions are relayed to mobile driver and other staff .

Start harness race using mobile barrier or standing start conditions.

8. Starters are verified and identified and colours and approved gear are noted.

9. Horses are sent to warm up.

10. Race start time is confirmed with stewards.

11. Horses are called to score-up under clerk of course supervision.

12. Drivers are requested to assume start positions within time and safety constraints.

13. Incidents are managed to minimise the risk of injury to staff and horses and reported to stewards and/or veterinarian.

14. Non-starters are declared after conferring with stewards.

15. Permission to start race is confirmed with stewards.

16. Race start is initiated and gates are operated once horse position is stable and at appropriate place on track for mobile barrier starts.

Complete post-race activities.

17. Score-up and start reports are provided to stewards.

18. Notes on problems with starters are updated for personal records.

19. Barrier or start equipment is checked for damage and/or maintenance requirements prior to shutting down.

20. Repairs or maintenance requirements are reported to race club.